1 – Of the six events mentioned, the ones that arejust biological include the one showing our ability to walk on two legs, theone displaying the way in which our mouths are structured compared to apes, andthe one stating that we can speak, which helps us to express what we arethinking. The events that combine both biological and cultural influences are theone that shows a use of tools made by hand, the one that shows how ourancestors survived due to changes in their hunting techniques, and the oneshowing that our ancestors were able to utilize animals and plants/vegetables totheir advantage so that they could meet any needs they had. I think that theimportance of culture in terms of helping to shape of our evolution hasincreased in recent years because by looking back at history, we are able tonot repeat certain mistakes. If it were not for our ancestors giving us earlymodels or systems of behavior and survival techniques, then we would not havebeen able to use them and improve upon them to make our lives better.
I thinkpeople today have more of an appreciation for ancient culture because it helpedinfluence today’s culture.4 – I think there is some validity to human evolution.The events conveyed by figure 1.3 in the textbook suggest that we have come along way since the time of our ancestors.
We have developed more sophisticatedtools to help us with farming and raising livestock, thanks to our earlyancestors. We are also able to help one another by utilizing the ability of speech,something that our ancestors took time to develop themselves and we haveinherited that ability from them. The evidence used to support evolution willcome in the form of archaeological findings, written messages from centuriespast, and perhaps even old diagrams depicting what life was like back in ancienttimes or what some past figures in early eras of history thought life was like.Also there may even be video recordings of ancient objects or sites that werevisited which show evidence to back up this theory.